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Location:

Billings,MT,

Member Since:

Jan 10, 2011

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

~~Longest Ultra: Bighorn Trail Run: 12:19:00, 52 miles, Bighorn Mountains, WY, June 20, 2015


50K: Bighorn Trail Run: 5:52:13, 32 miles, Bighorn Mountains, WY, June 15, 2013


Marathon: 3:25:01, Deseret News Marathon, SLC, UT, July 24, 2013

Half-Marathon: 1:37:00 (downhill), Deseret News Marathon Split, SLC, UT, July 24, 2013

10K: 44:07, Big Sky State Games, Billings, MT, July 2012

5K: 20:25, Big Sky State Games, Billings, MT, July 2013

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep running. I was recently diagnosed with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, so my new goal is to not have any seizures, and keep running. Since my last seizure in Jan 2018 I haven't been able to run more than 6 miles at once. Hoping the mileage can come back, but future races are out as I don't know what each day will bring. But I'm not dead and don't have a terminal disease, and for that I count my blessings.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Not get super fat, and run another marathon or ultra sometime soon.

Personal:

Started running seriously in March 2010. Married 21 years to a hot momma and we have 3 boys, 1 sweet girl, 2 dogs, 3 2 0 1 cat, and 6     4 5 6 3 5 3 1 chicken + 3 2 new chicks (spring 2018). My day job is Learning Architect for a regional bank in MT, WY, SD, OR, ID, and WA. In May 2017 I joined our local School Board as a Trustee for a 3 year term.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 2.00 Month: 13.00 Year: 222.62
Cascadia 10 Lifetime Miles: 438.72
Cascadia 10 Pt2 Lifetime Miles: 442.75
Brooks Adrenaline 15 Pt2 Lifetime Miles: 387.02
Cascadia 11 Lifetime Miles: 532.47
Adrenaline 16 Lifetime Miles: 361.80
Adrenaline 17 Lifetime Miles: 388.03
Adrenaline 18 Lifetime Miles: 99.36
Cascadia 12 Lifetime Miles: 24.00
Total Distance
52.00
New Red Brooks Adr GT 11 Miles: 34.00Brooks ASR 8 Miles: 18.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

4 slow miles this morning. Legs are trashed from helping my brother put in sod on Saturday. That is a beastly task! Happy Birthday to my 11 year old son. He had an awesome birthday party on Saturday. Boys love to shoot each other with airsoft guns while amped up on Mountain Dew.

AP: 8:44 

New Red Brooks Adr GT 11 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
8.00

8 miles on my 8 mile course. I pushed it more than before and really pushed it the last 4 miles. I'm doing 8 tomorrow and I'm sure I'll be sore but this was fun.

AP: 7:58

Split
Time
Distance
Avg Pace
Summary1:03:42.48.007:58
19:03.51.009:03
28:30.11.008:30
38:41.41.008:41
48:05.81.008:06
57:59.01.007:59
67:25.71.007:26
77:05.51.007:05
86:51.61.006:51

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/178450222 

Brooks ASR 8 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
8.00

Same 8 mile route as yesterday and the past couple weeks. My legs were dead from pushing it yesterday and I never really could get going. It was a struggle all the way home.

AP: 8:36 

Great article today about Levins, the runner at Southern Utah. Amazing mileage.  

New Red Brooks Adr GT 11 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles up my much-steeper-than-Veyo hill. I used to call it my Veyo hill in prep for St George but I've come to realize that it makes Veyo look like a blip. It is beastly. I felt rested today and made it up the hill without stopping, and kept it at a 10:20 or so pace during the toughest climb. Going back down that hill I was doing a controlled 6:15 pace and when I've pushed it in the past I can do 5:30 or so, and I'm not fast. Needless to say, it's good hill training. Chased some cows around today - they are really dumb animals but taste delicious (they were on the other side of the fence - no need to run from me boys & girls!). Overall, felt good and hopefully I'm ready for tomorrow's 22 mile effort. I'm taking the Boy Scouts camping tonight but there are 3 of us leaders so I'll ditch them in the morning and try and get my run in before breakfast is over.

AP: 8:47 

Brooks ASR 8 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
22.00

22 miles today while camping with the Boy Scouts. Afterwards I couldn't imagine going 10 more, like I will in 3 weeks. Then again, I did 10 yesterday so between the two days I HAVE gone 32 miles so that makes me feel better.

I wore my Nathan backpack for the second time and I like that I can carry all the fluid I need for a 3:30 run. I filled it to 60 oz which I quickly realized was too much so I sucked in and spit out a bunch during my first 1/2 mile. I headed towards a town called Absarokee running on the shoulder of a fairly busy 60 mph highway. After 3.5 miles there was a turnoff to a local reservoir and I took that, guessing that it was the same road I'd been on at the reservoir and it would have gravel after a bit. Turns out I was right. After 3 more miles of pavement the gravel began. Awesome. I was pretty tired, probably because I've not been getting enough sleep, but I trudged on. My splits are decent. I also climbed a total of 850 feet but I didn't realize it so that surely slowed me down as my times coming back were much better. It was a great place for a run, beautiful morning, good cool down after, and made it back by 9 am and breakfast was just getting cooked so perfect timing. I'm glad for country roads also as I had my second morning constitutional on my run. And of course, the wet wipe I've been carrying for over a year didn't get transferred to my backpack so I used long grass to wipe. Thank goodness it rained last night and the grass was wet. What a pain. 

I hope everyone did well at Ogden today. 

Split
Time
Distance
Avg Pace
Summary3:25:34.222.009:21
19:23.61.009:24
28:42.01.008:42
39:01.21.009:01
49:28.71.009:29
59:16.61.009:17
69:10.71.009:11
710:08.01.0010:08
89:32.61.009:33
99:21.11.009:21
109:24.01.009:24
119:20.61.009:21
128:43.61.008:44
1311:33.51.0011:33
148:56.91.008:57
159:43.21.009:43
169:40.61.009:41
179:59.41.009:59
188:45.91.008:46
199:01.61.009:02
208:49.31.008:49
218:52.61.008:53
228:38.71.008:39

 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/179874266

New Red Brooks Adr GT 11 Miles: 22.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
52.00
New Red Brooks Adr GT 11 Miles: 34.00Brooks ASR 8 Miles: 18.00
Weight: 0.00
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